From the very beginning, I haven't been happy with the title of my 5th book in the Nirvana series.
I'd settled on Depth Charge, but it just didn't feel right - even though I'm over 45,000 words in ...
The plot of this book is based on local government corruption centred on the closure of a swimming pool.
But the theme is around blood relations - as opposed to the alternative family of the Nirvana Housing Co-op.
I wanted a title that somehow reflected both these aspects.
Depth Charge ... doesn't do it, does it?
But all the others I came up with either didn't feel right or had recently been used.
In the fertile space inside my head where I've been nestling for the past couple of weeks, I came up with the answer yesterday.
So - my new book will be called ...
... The Gene Pool.
It's great! It says it all and I feel really good with it.
According to silly fluff it scores a mere 26.3% chance of being a bestseller as opposed to Depth Charge's slightly more respectable 35.9%
But I don't care - cos I likes it!